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Candidates for Governor to answer questions at forum in DeKalb

September 20, 2017

Seven Democratic candidates for governor will tackle audience questions at a forum in DeKalb on October 3. The forum will be in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University.

This is a rare chance for people to hear the Democratic candidates running in the March primary discuss the issues and offer solutions to the challenges facing Illinois.

The candidates are State Senator Daniel Biss, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, State Representative Scott Drury, community organizer Tio Hardiman, business owner Alex Paterakis, Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar, and enterpreneur J.B. Pritzker.

The doors open at 5 p.m., when attendees can meet the candidates and pick up literature. The forum begins at 5:30 p.m. Susan Stephens, news reporter and producer at public radio station WNIJ, will moderate, asking questions submitted by the audience.

The Democratic Gubernatorial Forum is sponsored by NIU Forensics and DeKalb Stands With the Women’s March on Chicago, with support from Action Steps for America, DeKalb County Democratic Party, DeKalb Rise Up, DeKalb Area Progressives, Indivisible Naperville, Kane County Young Democrats, NIU College Democrats, Sycamore Area Indivisible, and We Can Lead Change-Fox Valley.

The Holmes Student Center is located on the corner of Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue, north of Lincoln Highway (Illinois Route 38). Free parking is available after 5 p.m in campus parking lots.

For more information, contact [email protected].